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S have to say can't be heard can't even be spoken; they find themselves strangers in their own city unmoored from their lives Full of sympathy and feeling informed by the many hours Daniel Anselme spent talking to conscripts in Paris On Leave is a timeless evocation of what the history books can never record the shame and the terror felt by men returning home from w. A truly remarkable novel about three soldiers on leave in Paris in the middle of the Algerian War Written in 1957 it describes a seuence of disillusioned but intense experiences in a prose that is simultaneously hallucinatory and crisp This is almost a perfect novel and one that will surely linger long in my memory Each episode and every scene is absolutely correct in its place Anselme s writing style is like a cross between the styles of Camus and Simenon and the result isn t a mess as a blending of two such incompatibles ought to be but a melodic philosophical and yet streetwise concoction that flows along at a heady pace Too contained to be described as a picaresue the novel nonetheless progresses from one rejected lesson to another as the three

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On Leave

A long lost French novel in which three soldiers return home from an unpopular unspeakable warWhen On Leave was published in Paris in 1957 as France's engagement in Algeria became ever bloody it told people things they did not want to hear It vividly described what it was like for soldiers to return home from an unpopular war in a faraway place The book received a h. I read the edition translated by David Bellos Penguin 2014As I have not read the original French text I cannot say whether it is poorly translated or difficult to translate However I found the novel dull and depressing and in some places either lacking in meaning or lacking in context Maybe Anselme meant it to be read like this but it s not easy going Some good poignant political points about the war in Algeria Colonialism and the psychological effects of war however

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Andful of reviews it was never reprinted it disappeared from view With no outcome to the war in sight its power to disturb was too much to bear Through David Bellos's translation this lost classic has been rediscovered Spare forceful and moving it describes a week in the lives of a sergeant a corporal and an infantryman each home on leave in Paris What these soldier. No matter how well written they are I have trouble reading the stories in The Yellow Birds and Redeployment The wars in Ira and Afghanistan are too painful too recent the savage ruin of human life so pointless I m wondering if that s how the French felt when La Permission appeared in 1957 in the midst of France s vicious war for Algeria According to translator David Bellos the novel had few readers and only a handful of reviews It was never reprintedAnselme s short novel takes a long time to get anywhere but it gathers force in the last 50 pages and ends with a powerful almost cinematically despairing scene of soldiers being returned to the front The three young men on leave are men the civilized world prefers to ignore Anselme s bitterness is palpab


10 thoughts on “On Leave

  1. says:

    I read the edition translated by David Bellos Penguin 2014As I have not read the original French text I cannot say whether it is poorly translated or difficult to translate However I found the novel dull and depressing and in some places either lacking in meaning or lacking in context Maybe Anselme meant it to b

  2. says:

    I tried to enjoy this I really really didThis book describes a week in the life of 3 soldiers while on leave creative enough title eh

  3. says:

    Written in 1956 this novel about three French conscripts on leave from the police action in Algeria sank without much of a trace following its original publication in 1957 Its appearance in the early years of what was to be an extremely bloody and costly war for control of Algeria was an unwelcome poke in the eye of French citizens who onl

  4. says:

    No matter how well written they are I have trouble reading the stories in The Yellow Birds and Redeployment The wars in Ira

  5. says:

    One of the things I appreciated most about On Leave was that and how much it highlighted the mundane the business of everyday living as opposed to the Xs and Os of war and I felt this way for two reasons 1 most of life is

  6. says:

    I received this as a Goodreads Giveaway While I found this book extremely sad and depressing it gives the American reader a very uniue view of how soldiers in another country France were treated when they came home from an unpopular war These young men were as our Vietnam Vets were treated A difficult read because you want these young men to be understood They have given up their lives for their country so tha

  7. says:

    You will like this if you enjoyed Erich Maria Remarue's The Road Back Lacks the brutality but stands up well

  8. says:

    Pretty good book about a war I know nothing about Well written and written very near to the time of the Algerian war

  9. says:

    A truly remarkable novel about three soldiers on leave in Paris in the middle of the Algerian War Written in 1957

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I agree that the characters didn't have a chance to really develop but I think that was the point Anselme was perhaps trying to make Soldiers at wartime don't have time to stop and ponder a lot of

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